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Restoring Your Business After Damages

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex, with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and timely response. Whether dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen works quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professional Service Technicians are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area of your business. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up may be an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. 

About SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen specializes in the cleanup and restoration of both large and small commercial properties after a water damage event. Our staff is fully trained and certified IICRC in water damage restoration. 

Our company has professional grade equipment and cleaning products, and is fully capable of handling any size disaster, even large commercial property spaces.

To learn more about our commercial services read Commercial Services

3 Tips for Reducing Water Damage at Your Business Property

5/10/2020 (Permalink)

1. Reduce Humidity Levels 

After a flood, the humidity levels in your building may spike due to increased water vapor in the air. This may accelerate mold growth, especially in the case of black mold. Because this type of fungus can spread quickly, it is wise to lower humidity any way you can. Open the windows,  and turn on your building’s air conditioner if you have been told it is safe to do so. These damage tips may help you keep the threat of mold at bay until help arrives. 

2. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen for Professional Flood Mitigation

If a pipe burst in your employee restroom and caused a flood, you may believe there is no hurry in calling for cleanup because the damage has already been done. However, after calling your plumber to fix the pipes, calling in SERVPRO as soon as you can may reduce the risk of long-term problems, such as mold growth and structural weakness.  There may also be a risk of black water contamination that can safely be remediated by our professional Service Technicians. We have PPE gear and professional grade equipment to safely cleanup the damage. SERVPRO Service Technicians will also be able to prevent the spread of flood waters to other areas of your building and prevent them from reaching major systems, such as electrical fuse panels. 

3. Sort and Set Aside Items for Restoration 

Service technicians may be able to offer you cleaning tips and restoration options for your inventory or office equipment. While not all items may be salvageable, having assistance during this process can help you feel more confident about recovery. 

Facing a flood at your Bergen County, New Jersey business can be a stressful experience. However, being aware of a few helpful damage tips can give you the peace of mind you need to begin cleanup and restoration efforts. Visit ready.gov for more information regarding disaster preparedness. 

Be Prepared: Emergency Ready Profile: ERP and READY Plan App

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

While SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County is mostly known for residential water and fire restoration, it is important to know that we can also handle commercial losses both large and small.  Those losses go beyond just water and fire though, as we remediate mold and provide general cleaning, disinfection and deodorization services. Here are some tips to help your business recover from any damage disaster. 

Be Prepared

READY Plan App:

We know when emergencies happen there is a lot at stake -- especially at commercial properties. Why not have help at your fingertips with SERVPRO's Ready App! The Ready Plan App is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen, and can be downloaded on your Android device, or iPhone.

Emergency Ready Profile: 

SERVPRO will help you create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) Report, it gives you and SERVPRO access to critical facility information such as water shut-off valves.  This information helps speed up our response and clean up time.  If you want helping setting up an ERP, call us at (201)236-2400, so we can have one of our Marketing Representatives come out and walk you through the process! 

If Disaster Strikes Will Your Business Be Ready?

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen is ready to help after a fire or water damage event strikes, but we can also help you prepare your business before disaster strikes. It is important to prepare before a water or fire disaster occurs to keep your employees, and customers safe. Consider the following steps to help your business better prepare for an emergency situation. 

  1. Sign up for local alerts and warnings, download apps, and/or check access for wireless emergency alerts.
  2. Develop and test emergency communication plans with all employees.
  3. Assemble or update emergency supplies. 
  4. Learn about local hazards and conduct a drill to practice emergency response actions.
  5. Have employees participate in a preparedness discussion, training, or class. 
  6. Collect and safeguard critical documents.
  7. Plan with work neighbors to help each other and share resources.
  8. Document property and obtain appropriate insurance for relevant hazards.
  9. Make property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage.
  10. Hold a scenario-based continuity of operations tabletop exercise for your organization.

Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen to establish a Emergency Ready Profile of your Mahwah, Ridgewood, or any Bergen County commercial property. Then download the READY Plan APP on your digital device to quickly access important information about your property. 

Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone. Take action now to protect your customers, staff, yourself and your property. Call 201-236-2400.

Disasters Happen: Be READY and Prepare now

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

As a business owner you are a leader in your community, and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers, and community to follow.

This September or National Preparedness Month, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. "Disasters Happen" and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your employees, company and its infrastructure. This will maximize your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster. You can do this by taking three simple steps:

  1. Plan to stay in business-develop a Emergency READY Profile with SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County. 
  2. Encourage your employees to become ready-Download the READY Plan APP
  3. Protect your investment-Plan Ahead

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • No Cost Assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County as your restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authoring work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and critical contact information.

We must all work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, and neighborhoods are ready when disaster strikes.

At ready.gov/business companies can find vital information on how to begin preparing and addressing their unique needs during an emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen County and speak to Art Holl to find out  how to be ready when disaster strikes with the Emergency READY Profile program and APP.

Does Your Company have an Emergency Ready Profile?

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Having an Emergency Ready Profile from SERVPRO is a great opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, employees and family. 

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens." In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility. 
  • ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority locations.
  • The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download the SERVPRO free Ready Plan APP  to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet. 
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Knowing who to call in advance is key to a quick response and timely mitigation, helping to minimize the amount of time your business is inactive. 

Preparation is the key to making it through any disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. No one plans on a disaster, but now you can have a plan in place when it happens. Call our office today and speak with Art Holl to start your Emergency READY Profile.

Plan Ahead: BE READY

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water and Fire Cleanup

In the event of an emergency, the Emergency Ready Profile can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your commercial facility.

The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP also establishes SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to 25 years of experience in mold, water and fire cleanup. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future.

By downloading the FREE SERVPRO READY App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device putting help at your fingertips. 

Preparation is key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building quickly following a disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes--resolve to Be READY. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen to establish your Emergency READY Profile, and be "Ready for whatever happens".

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Contact Art Holl at 201-236-2400. Visit Commercial Services/ERP

A Business Plan For Fire Emergencies

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

An emergency escape plan is not required for all businesses; however the Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA) recommends building an emergency action plan to protect yourself, your employees, and your business. OSHA suggests the following when creating your plan: 

  • Organize a Preparedness Procedure review with employees to review your company's emergency plan. You may want to select an individual or team to lead and coordinate your emergency plan. 
  • Once a plan is developed, post evacuation procedures, including routes and exits, where they are easily accessible to all employees. At all times ensure all routes are clearly marked, well lit, unobstructed, and wide enough to accommodate the number of evacuating personnel.
  • Conduct office evacuation exercises and drills. Designate a safe spot outside the facility where employees can regroup, recover and conduct a head count. Once conducted, evaluate how well the plan worked and if additional training is needed. 

Every second counts during a fire, help your employees and business by being prepared by having a plan in place. Call SERVPRO to help with restoring your business after the disaster.

Is Your Business READY? Commercial Disaster Preparedness

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile Application provides home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call in to SERVPRO when disaster strikes. The Ready Plan App is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO, and can be downloaded on your Android device, or iPhone.

The application allows both residential and commercial property owners and managers to create an Emergency READY Profile containing critical facility information that can help speed up response time after fire or water damage occurs. In addition to property details, the application tracks prior loss history, utility shut off locations, key contacts; stores photos of the damage; and integrates local weather forecasts and more, including our SERVPRO contact information. 

Through the application, the user can quickly call SERVPRO or submit an electronic "First notice of Loss" to the SERVPRO National Call Center setting the wheels of recovery in motion. Rapid response can help the owner evaluate options, and start the insurance process and take the right steps from the beginning to bring their property back to normal, "Like it never even happened."